Hair Sheep Show

​Co-Chairmen: Taylor Estep & Clinton Bell - testep@vt.edu | (276) 988-0602

Thursday, August 26, 2021

4-H / FFA Market Lamb Show

​Co-Chairmen: Taylor Estep & Clinton Bell - testep@vt.edu | (276) 988-0602

Thursday, August 26, 2021​

Weigh-In from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Show at 1:00 PM

Released at 8:30 PM

Livestock Exhibits

Goat Games
Costume

Eating Contest

​Goats in Fashion

Rules and Regulations
1. Bucks can be shown as kids only. No bucks will be allowed in the barn area.

2. Premiums will be paid at release time.

3. If animal is removed from exhibit area prior to release, all premiums will be forfeited.

4. All animals must remain inside show barn on exhibit until release time.

5. In the costume class, the goat and handler must be in costume.

6. The eating contest will consist of a goat eating sweet feed from an ice cream cone. First goat to consume all of the feed and cone will be the winner.

7. The Goats in Fashion class is where handlers dress their goat to go out on the town. Goats must have the following items of clothing to win: shirt, a pair of pants (shorts, skirts, etc.), and socks. Other accessories will enhance your chances of winning!

Showmanship

Class 1       Novice (8 & Under)

Class 2       Junior (9 - 13 Years)

Class 3       Senior (14 - 19 Years)

Class 4A     Adult (20+ Years)

​Class 4B     Spectator Show

Meat Goats
Class 5      Kid (Buck, Doe, or Wether)

Class 6      Yearling Doe

Class 7      Yearling Wether

Class 8      Aged Doe

​Class 9      Champion Meat Goat

                  (Winners from Classes 5, 6, 7, & 8)

Rules and Regulations

1. Farm signs are encouraged to be displayed after awards for farm recognition.

2. All Classes will be open to adult and youth entries.


Classes

1. Cow/Calf Pair (steer or heifer calf)

2. Pen of 3 Yearling Steers

3. Pen of 3 Yearling Heifers

​4. Pen of 3 Replacement Heifers

Rules and Regulations

1. Competition open to Virginia 4-H and FFA members with exceptions as noted.

2. Market lambs must be owned and cared for by the exhibitor. Exhibitor must enter their own lamb in showmanship classes.

3. Entries are limited to (5) single per exhibitor.

4. Market Lamb classes will be divided by weight. Management requires that the lambs must weigh at least 70 lbs. to show, below 70 lbs. will be placed in a feeder lamb class and will not be eligible for the Championship Drive.

5. Market lambs must be shown with 1/4" of wool or less above the knees and hocks. Fleece length will be checked when lambs are weighed.

6. Market lambs must be either wethers or ewes. Wethers must show no evidence of testicular tissue and be completely healed from castration.

7. Market lambs should be born on or after January 1st of the current year.

8. Pre-registration is highly encouraged prior to the show date by email at testep@vt.edu or by phone at (276) 988-0602.


Classes

1. Senior Showmanship

2. Intermediate Showmanship

3. Junior Showmanship

4. Novice Showmanship

5. Market Lamb Classes: A - J (divided by weight)

6. Grand Champion and Reserve

Rules and Regulations
1. Registration paper must be available for all animals entered in breed shows. If no registration paper is available, the animal will be placed in commercial classes.

2. Classes for all Associated Breeds and Commercial.

3. Fitting of the breeding heifers in an ethical manner is allowed. Any animal fitted in an unethical way will be dismissed from the show grounds. Unethical fitting shall include (but not limited to) the following:

​     a. Use of paints, paint products and colored adhesives or other fitting products are subject to Breed Association rules.

     b. The addition of any hair or hair-like substances, including false tail heads and false polls.

     c. The cutting, tearing, or gluing of the hide or underneath the hide or removal of tissue in an attempt to alter the shape of the                 animal.

​     d. The injection of any gas, solid, or liquid under the hide to alter the normal conformation.

​     e. Any product/solutions/liquids administered internally or externally to alter the conformation of the animal is prohibited. This               includes the use of steroids, growth promoters, and the act of artificially filling internally, which would include stomach                             pumping, drench tubes, or any other method.

     f. Aerosol cans used for grooming are not permitted in show ring or make-up areas.

4. Cattle must remain on exhibit until release time. Premiums will be paid at release time. If animal is removed from exhibit area prior to release, all premiums will be forfeited.

5. Exhibitors must show their own animal in showmanship. The animal must be entered in the beef show.

6. Pre-registration is highly encouraged prior to the show date by email (testep@vt.edu) or by phone (276-988-0602).

Click here to view and download general rules for Livestock Exhibits

Purebred Pen Cattle

Co-Chairmen: Jason and Jennifer Matney - (276) 963-2724

Enter Cattle Friday, August 27, 2021 by 12:00 Noon

​Award Presentations begin immediately following the Halter Cattle Show

Cattle will be released at 6:00 pm

Commercial (Meat) - Division I: Youth

1. Junior Rabbits (under six months)

2. 6 - 8 month rabbits

3. Senior Rabbits (eight months, one day and up)

Rules and Regulations

1. Purebred sheep in the Purebred Sheep Show may NOT be entered in the market lamb or commercial sheep shows.

2. Fitting is not required.

3. A minimum of (5) sheep are required to hold a breed show. If the breed does not meet the minimum requirement, those sheep will be placed in All Other Registered Breeds.

4. Registration papers must be available for all animals entered in breed shows. If no registration paper is available, the animal will be placed in the commercial show.

5. Senior lambs must be born September 1st to December 31st of the preceding year.

6. Junior lambs must be born after January 1st of the current year.

​7. All sheep must be shown with 1/4" of wool or less above the knees and hocks. Fleece length will be checked when lambs are weighed.

8. Sheep must have scrapie tags in their ears.

9. All exhibitors are limited to (2) entries per class.

​10. Pre-registration is highly encouraged prior to the show date by email at testep@vt.edu or by phone at (276) 988-0602.

1. Junior Ram Lambs

2. Senior Ram Lambs

3. Yearling Rams

4. Pair / Ram Lambs

5. Champion and Reserve Champion Rams

Rabbits
​​Co-Chairmen: Brian & Donna Allison - (276) 988-9792

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

In barn by 5:30 PM

Judging at 7:00 PM

​Released at end of show

Rules and Regulations

1. Ewe lambs in the commercial show may NOT be entered in the market lamb or purebred breeding sheep shows.

2. Fitting is not required.

3. Ewe lambs will be weighed at check-in and be broken up into weight classes.

4. Management requires that the commercial ewe lambs must weigh at least 70 lbs. to show.

​5. Commercial ewes must be shown with 1/4" of wool or less above the knees and hocks. Fleece length will be checked when lambs are weighed.


Classes

1. Single Commercial Ewe Lambs

2. Single Commercial Yearling Ewe

3. Single Commercial Aged Ewe

​4. Champion and Reserve Champion Commercial Ewe

5. Pair of Commercial Ewe Lambs

6. Pair of Commercial Yearling Ewes

7. Pair of Aged Ewes

8. Champion and Reserve Champion Commercial Pairs

Goats

Co-Chairmen: Michael & Elizabeth Bennett - (276) 988-4435

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

All goats on fairgrounds by 12:00 Noon

Registration at 4:00 PM

Show begins at 5:30 PM

Goats will be released at 9:00 PM

Costume Classes

1. Beginners - Ages 5 - 8

2. Juniors - Ages 9 - 14

​3. Seniors - Ages 15 - 19

Rules and Regulations

1. Sheep must have scrapie tags in ear.

2. Exhibitors may not have more than two entries per class.


Classes

1. Ewe Lamb

2. Yearling Ewe

3. Aged Ewe

4. Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Hair Sheep Ewe

5. Ram Lamb

6. Yearling Ram

7. Aged Ram

​8. Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Hair Sheep Ram

Commercial Pen Cattle

Co-Chairmen: Jason and Jennifer Matney - (276) 963-2724

Enter Cattle Friday, August 27, 2021 by 12:00 Noon

Award Presentations begin immediately following Halter Cattle Show

Cattle will be released at 6:00 pm

Rules and Regulations

1. Farm signs are encouraged to be displayed after awards for farm recognition.

2. All Classes will be open to adult and youth entries.


Classes

1. Cow/Calf  (bull or heifer calf)

2. 1st Calf Heifer (with bull or heifer calf)

3. Yearling Pen of 3 Heifers (12 - 18 months)

​4. Pen of 3 Heifer Calves

​5. Pen of 3 Bull Calves

6. Junior Ewe Lambs

7. Senior Ewe Lambs

8. Yearling Ewes

9. Pair / Ewe Lambs

10. Champion and Reserve Champion Ewe

​11. Breeders Flock (5 entries, at least 1 Ram)

Classes

Halter Beef Show

Chairman: Taylor Estep - (276) 988-0405 | testep@vt.edu

Enter Cattle Friday, August 27, 2021 by 12:00 Noon

Show at 4:00 pm

Released at chairman's discretion

Tazewell County Fair

Showmanship Classes

1. Beginners - Ages 5 - 8

2. Juniors - Ages 9 - 14

​3. Seniors - Ages 15 - 19

Rules and Regulations

1. Open to youth ages 18 and under.

2. Exhibitors must be able to identify the breed and sex of their entry.

​3. All poultry will be placed in class by breed and kind.

4. All specimens will be displayed at sole risk of the exhibitor. The Tazewell County Fair Association will not be responsible for any accident, mistake, loss, or damage.

5. No out-of-state poultry.

6. All poultry must be free of any contagious disease.

7. No fighting game chickens.

8. Exhibitor must provide holding cages or entries will be refused to show.


​Classes will total no more than 16 (6 different sizes and 10 breeds).

Poultry Show

​​Co-Chairmen: Brian & Donna Allison - (276) 988-9792

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

On grounds by 3:00 PM

Show begins at 6:00 PM

​Released at 8:00 PM

August 24 - 28, 2021

Purebred Sheep Show

​​Co-Chairmen: Taylor Estep & Clinton Bell - testep@vt.edu | (276) 988-0602

Thursday, August 26, 2021​

Registration begins at 8:00 AM

Youth Fancy - Division I: Youth

1. Junior Rabbits (under six months)

2. Senior Rabbits (six months, one day and up)

Rules and Regulations

1. No rabbit under the age of 12 weeks of age will be accepted.

2. In the costume and showmanship divisions, exhibitor may enter only one rabbit in each.

3. In categories where youth are involved, adults may not aid while exhibiting.

4. Ribbons will be awarded in the costume and showmanship divisions. All rabbits are eligible to enter this contest.

5. Costume contest requires the animal to be dressed with the handler being in costume optional.

6. Showmanship class will be held on a specially designed table.

7. All rabbits will be identified by the chairman for correct category entry.

8. Exhibitors are limited to two (2) entries.

9. Owners are responsible for taking rabbits to the show table.

10. There is not a coop show. Bring your own feed and water bottles.

- games in heritage area

- kiddeo

- duck pond

- face painting

- pittman magic

- photo booth

- mechanical bull

- cookie walk

- sheep shearing demo

- steer roping

- sack race

- vendors in nuckolls hall

- and much more!

Commercial Ewe Show

Co-Chairmen: Taylor Estep & Clinton Bell - testep@vt.edu | (276) 988-0602

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Classes

1. Senior Showmanship

2. Junior Showmanship

3. Novice Showmanship

4. Heifer Calves

5. Yearling Heifers

6. Spring Heifer Calves

7. Junior Heifer Calves

8. Winter Heifer Calves

9. Senior Heifer Calves

10. Late Summer Yearling Heifers

11. Early Summer Yearling Heifers

12. Late Junior Yearling Heifers

13. Early Junior Yearling Heifers

​14. Senior Yearling Heifers

Dairy Goats
Class 10      Kid (Buck, Doe, or Wether)

Class 11      Yearling Doe

Class 12      Aged Doe

Class 13      Champion Dairy Goat

​                    (Winners from Classes 10, 11, & 12)

Pygmy Goats
Class 14      Kid (Buck, Doe, or Wether)

Class 15      Yearling Doe

Class 16      Aged Doe

Class 17      Champion Dairy Goat

Class 18      Brush Goats

                    (These goats cannot be entered in any other                                  category)